Abuja - The Nigerian troops of 7 Division Garrison comprising 112 Battalion and Armed Forces Special Forces have rescued 195 civilians during a joint clearance patrol on suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ locations.
An unspecified number of suspected insurgents were killed during the operations in Kwaptara, Mijigete, Garin Boka, Mosole, Ngubdori, Ma’asa, Dukje and Gulumba in Dikwa and Bama Local Government Areas of Borno State.
Troops also recovered some 300 cows, 200 sheep and 130 goats allegedly rustled by the insurgents.
The troops discovered Boko Haram terrorists camp, patent medicine outfit and major market at Gulumba. Other items include two logistic trucks, 180 motorcycles, 750 bicycles and various perishable and non-perishable items as well as a generator and grinding machine.
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The troops also recovered military items such as camouflage uniforms as well as rifle magazines and grenades.
Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, said the feat was achieved through the renewed cooperation and support of the public who provided timely information to the troops.
“Consequently, we would like to thank all those good citizens who provide the timely information and enjoin all to see the fight against Boko Haram terrorists as a collective responsibility to enable us clear the remnants of the insurgents in the north east and other parts of the country.”
- CAJ News